7 things you should never say to a friend getting over a break-up

People go through break-ups. Some break-ups are dramatic, others are just kind of awkward, but they all suck. Sometimes the suckiness is assuaged by the bright company and uplifting words of a friend. Sometimes the suckiness is exacerbated by the oppressive company and joy-sucking words of a … friend? Yes! Many times well-meaning friends are […]

The clueless man’s guide to complimenting a woman

A friend of mine has beauteous eyes. They are probably her most beguiling feature. Some guys, when (possibly?!) trying to compliment her, say something like this — Him [while staring into her eyes]: “Hey what color are your eyes?” Her: “Ummm.. green.” Him: “Really? Huh. Wasn’t sure.” Her: “Okay….” When she told me this, I […]